Music Blogs

Here's our guide to the wonderful, sometimes wacky world of classical music blogs. You'll find commentary on local, national and international happenings. Jump in and join in! If we’ve missed one of your favorites, send us an email at editor@sfcv.org.

Musicology and Theory

From Beyond the Stave

From Beyond the Stave is the music blog of Boydell & Brewer, independent book publisher based in Suffolk in the UK and in Rochester NY.  On their blog they post entertaining extracts from their current and forthcoming classical music publications.

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Opera in General

Houston Grand Opera Blogs

The Houston Grand Opera maintains four different blogs, providing a comprehensive look at life behind the scenes.  The blogs cover upcoming events, performer perspectives, production and educational outreach.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

ionarts

ionarts pools the work of multiple arts writers in Washington DC.  One of the attractions of the blog is its comprehensive calendar of classical music event in the DC area.  It's certainly worth a look if you are planning a visit.

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Bay Area Voices

Iron Tongue of Midnight (Lisa Hirsch)

Self described "martial artist, opera geek, technical writer, and classical music writer/blogger" (as well as SFCV contributor) Lisa Hirsch maintains her own blog about the classical music scene in the Bay Area.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog

Jason Heath writes about the life of a freelance bassist in the Chicago area, giving us a bit of the lighter side of serious music.

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Critics Beyond the Bay

Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog

The name says it all.  Jessica Duchen is a novelist  and journalist living in London and writing for the Independent.  Here she shares her experiences with classical music, be that at the concert hall or listening at home.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

KillingClassicalMusic

Minneapolis based composer Grant Charles Chaput's blog is, as he puts it, "Dedicated to rescuing the world's best music from a slow, certain death at the hands of tired traditions and oppressively ordinary thought."  Grant mixes his own musings with aggregated articles focused on the industry of classical music.

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Bay Area Voices

Lies Like Truth (Chloe Veltman)

SF Weekly's theater critic Chloe Veltman gives us a mixture of reviews (mostly focused on opera and musical theater) and editorials about arts culture in the Bay Area.

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National Music Biz & Cultural Issues

Life’s a Pitch (Amanda Ameer)

NY-based PR professional Amanda Ameer writes about marketing classical music endeavors.  She offers critiques of marketing campaigns, advice and interviews with some of the leaders in the realm of classical music PR.

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New Music/Composers

listen. (Steve Hicken)

Composer and writer Steve Hicken provides in-depth analysis of works deemed "essential pieces of 20th Century concert music."

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